5 Jesse Morgan
On Morgan: Dynamic shooter and scorer, who came to UMass in winter of 2009-10 after fall semester ... Originally signed an NLI at Seton Hall, but never played for the Pirates ... Nicknamed "Takeover" for his ability to takeover games.
Suffered a torn right ACL injury early in the second half at Saint Louis (1/10/13) and underwent surgery on February 1 ... Ranked second on the team in scoring (13.4 ppg), first in 3-pointers made (37), 3-point FG pct (.356), FT pct (.808) and forced 5-second calls (4); second in steals (24) at the time of his injury ... Was named the UMass Athlete of the Week following his 18-point, 4-of-7 performance from outside that spakred the Minutemen to the come-from-behind win at Northeastern (12/4/12) ... Failed to make a 3-pointer vs. Elon (12/15/12), snapping his career-best streak of 7-consecutive games with at least one make ... Erupted for 35 points (best in the A-10 this season) and seven 3-pointers in the win over Ohio (12/19/12), with a Mullins Center record 24 in the first half ... His seven triples were one shy of tying the school record, while his points were three shy of the arena mark and six shy of the UMass single-game record ... Season-high five assists to go along with 12 points in the win at Miami (Ohio).
Averaged 9.9 points (third on the team), 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists while appearing in all 37 games with 29 starts, including the final 28 ... Ranked second on the team in 3-pointers (56) and free throw pct. (.718), while logging the third-most minutes (26.7) ... Made at least one triple in 23 games ... Posted double-figure scoring 18 times with five 20-plus point performances ... Led the team in scoring eight times ... In A-10 games, he ranked second on the team with 12.3 ppg.
Played in 12 games after sitting out due to NCAA qualification requirements ... Averaged 4.4 points per game in 10.8 minutes per game ... Attempted 11 field goals, scored four points in A-10 Tournament loss to Dayton (3/8) ... After not playing vs. Temple (3/2), came off bench to score eight points at Fordham (3/5) in 17 minutes ... In first college game in hometown of Philadelphia at La Salle (2/27), had eight points on two 3-pointers ... In two games (2/16-19), 10.0 points/game in 17.0 minutes of action after five games of not playing ... Canned a key 3-pointer as part of six points at Rhode Island (2/19), also grabbed six rebounds ... Best game of season came against Duquesne (2/16) with 14 points (5-of-11 FGs) in 18 minutes ... Played final minute at Charlotte (1/19) and had monster slam dunk ... At Central Connecticut (1/3), netted five points including 3-pointer in 12 minutes ... College debut vs. #24 UCF (12/22), tallied a free throw in four minutes.
Before UMass: First Team All-City selection at Olney High School in his native Philadelphia ... He averaged 28 points per game, the third-best total among city-league players, and led the Trojans to a 19-3 record ... Had a brief stay at South Kent Prep in Connecticut before college.
Points: 17, Elon -- 11/11/11 ; Sacred Heart -- 11/17/10
Rebounds: 11, Elon -- 12/15/12 ; vs Elon -- 12/15/12
Assists: 5, Holy Cross -- 11/27/10
Steals: 3, 6 times
Blocks: 2, 8 times
FG made: 5, 5 times
FG attempts: 11, Seton Hall -- 12/11/10
3FG made: 2, Elon -- 11/11/11
3FG attempts: 5, Quinnipiac -- 12/02/09
FT made: 8, at Northeastern -- 12/04/12 ; Maine -- 12/08/10 ; Boston University -- 12/31/10
FT attempts: 10, at Northeastern -- 12/04/12 ; Maine -- 12/08/10